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Modern, Sunny, Two-Bedroom Full-Floor Apartment in Historic Harlem Brownstone

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 full kitchen, sleeps 5 (max 6 including infant)

This beautiful, newly-renovated two-bedroom apartment is located in a famous residential neighborhood surrounded by historic architectural brownstone homes. Experience the diversity of contemporary Harlem and the culture, arts, and residents of this unique community that has influenced every corner of the globe. Enter the property from a quiet, tree-lined street, up three flights of stairs, into an apartment with modern amenities and appliances, charming decorative fireplace, hardwood bamboo floors, and furnishings from the owner's travels worldwide. The living room, bedrooms, dining area and full kitchen are equipped with free wireless Internet (WIFI), cable TV and international channels (TV5, RAI, BBC), top-quality, clean linens and all of the comforts and conveniences of home. The B & C subway lines (direct transfer to express A & D lines) are steps from your door on the corner. In 15 minutes you are in midtown: Columbus Circle/Times Square.

The Neighborhood: Harlem is a vibrant community, rich in arts and culture (The Apollo, Studio Museum in Harlem, St. Nick's Pub, Lenox Lounge, art galleries, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture), historic architecture (Strivers Row, Astor Row, Hamilton Terrace, City College), cuisine (soul food, Ethiopian, French bistro, Dominican, contemporary American, Senegalese, Mexican, bakeries, Caribbean) and much more. Two blocks away, you will find 24/7 corner stores, Duane Reade (a citywide health and beauty chain store and pharmacy), and a Chase Bank with 24-hour ATMs. There are a number of takeout restaurants (Caribbean, Chinese, soul food) if you prefer to eat at home, and local bars (The Shrine and Londell's) where you are certain to meet local residents and fellow travelers.

Nearby Attractions: The apartment is within walking distance of Central Park, Columbia University, Grant's Tomb, the Riverside and Abyssinian churches and half a block from St. Nicholas Park where the newly reopened Alexander Hamilton House is located. The M3 Bus is located steps from the apartment and takes you to the East Side's Museum Row (El Museo, Museum of the City of New York, Guggenheim, Whitney and Metropolitan museums). The M10, also on the corner, takes you to the Upper West Side (Museum of Natural History, Columbus Avenue boutiques and restaurants, Lincoln Center, movie theaters, and Central Park).

Your Hosts: Your hosts are the property owners and they will ensure that your arrival is a smooth and comfortable experience. They have been providing vacation rental services and welcoming guests from all over the world for over four years. Having traveled, worked, and lived overseas, they enjoy meeting guests and providing them with all of the information at their disposal to make yours a memorable visit to New York City. Upon reservation confirmation, you will receive a package of information and referrals to assist with trip planning, and they are happy to share their insider knowledge of the city, recommendations for special events and discount shopping destinations, gospel churches, and trips to other boroughs and cities (Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC). Families with children of all ages are welcome!

FOR GROUPS OF 7-8, the owners will rent both properties at this location (2-BEDROOM #927780 and STUDIO #922743) simultaneously.

More Details

Historic Harlem Rental
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Modern, Sunny, Two-Bedroom Full-Floor Apartment in Historic Harlem Brownstone
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Best apartment in Harlem

  • 5 of 5

This is the best apartment in Harlem. Kakuna and Fred are wonderful hosts and will make you feel like family. The apartments have separate entrances and you will actually feel like you are at home. Everything you could possibly need for breakfast and plenty dishes pots and pans to cook if you wish. I cooked gumbo and crawfish etouffe and shared with Kakuna and Fred and they were thrilled. I have stayed in a 5 star hotel in Manhattan but I would never stay anywhere else since finding this wonderful location.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gute Unterkunft!

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung befindet sich ca. 15 Min. fußläufig vom Central Park entfernt mitten in Harlem. Wir haben uns als Familie mit zwei jugendlichen Kindern dort sehr wohl gefühlt. Sie bietet genügend Platz, ist sehr sauber und hat alles, was man benötigt. Die Schlafräume sind klein, aber völlig ausreichend. Außerdem befindet sich in dem geräumigen Wohnzimmer mit voll ausgestatteter Küche und großem Kühlschrank noch ein Bett, sodass man mit 4 Personen bequem dort unterkommen kann.

Als wir ankamen, hatte Kerina bereits für uns den Kühlschrank vollgepackt, sodass wir die nötigsten Lebensmittel bereits vor Ort hatten und nach dem Flug nicht sofort einkaufen mussten.

Überhaupt ist Kerina äußerst hilfsbereit, sehr herzlich und liebenswürdig, aber auch zurückhaltend und diskret. Sie hat uns mit zahlreichen wichtigen Informationen versorgt, die für unseren New York Aufenthalt sehr nützlich waren.

Wir können die Wohnung absolut weiterempfehlen!

Barbara & Stefan, Germany

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Harlem, New York inthe aummer

  • 5 of 5

We booked this lovely apartment for the second time, now with both our children. We loved it! Conveniently close to the metro and shops, away from the noise of central NYC. We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Perfect for a stay in New York!

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located. Short distance from the subway and wonderful owners who can give great advise. The apartment was perfect and had EVERYTHING we needed for a week long stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Eugene, Oregon USA


  • 5 of 5

This is simply an update of a review I wrote two years ago (see below). This represents our third month in three years in Kakuna and Fred's home and we're already booked for next year. The apartment continues to be well-maintained and looks as good as it did several years ago. Kakuna and Fred truly care about their guests and they are like family to my wife and I. The neighborhood continues to add new restaurants and shops and people around here are very friendly to the point that it's almost like a small village in a huge city. I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather stay and I continue to enjoy feeling like part of a community rather than like a tourist in a hotel surrounded by other hotels full of tourists. Step a little off the beaten path and discover the real NYC.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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So nice!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed in Kakuna's apt for 3 nights and would (and hopefully will) return for a longer stay.

Everything was just right. The apt. is clean and spacious. The bathroom was big and the water pressure good. I was pleased to know that Kakuna and her family also live in the building because I knew that meant the premisis would be well cared for.

From the start, we felt like we were in good hands. Kakuna responded quickly to my inquiries and send a lot of well organized material - everything we needed to know for our stay like the wifi passwords, the recycling schedule- and a list of supermarkets, information on how to get to the apt from each airport etc. In addition, she have us some great restaurant recommendations in the neighborhood. We felt right at home and well taken care of.

We were surprised and delighted to learn that Kakuna was even bringing us breakfast supplies - eggs, milk, bread, cereal, coffee, tea, cottage cheese etc. We hardly needed at get groceries at all.

We felt very comfortable in the neighborhood as well. Although it may appear far from downtown Manhattan on a map, the express train stops nearby and it's just a short ride.

The beds are both comfortable and, best of all, it was quiet at night! No sirens, trucks, people shouting. You could hear the fridge humming, it was so peaceful.

Thanks so much for everything, Kakuna!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Upper Manhattan Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring, Summer, Fall
Mar 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Upper Manhattan Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The tiled bathroom is equipped with a full-sized bathtub/shower, Kohler fixtures, built-in medicine cabinet and fluffy 100% cotton towels in aesthetic colors to complement the bathroom's decor and tile. The large window overlooks the backyard and garden and invites sunlight throughout the day.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • This non-smoking apartment contains two bedrooms that each accommodate two guests. Both bedrooms provide generous closet space and fresh, clean 100% cotton linen is already on the beds when guests arrive. Additional 100% cotton quilts and down comforters are available for seasonal use. Master Bedroom: Queen-sized decorative iron canopy bed, desk and chair, large window overlooking a tranquil garden, window air conditioner, overhead ceiling fan with light, and a reading lamp. Second bedroom: Full-sized bed and furniture in birch-colored wood, overhead ceiling fan with light, reading lamp, and a skylight built into the ceiling.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis

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